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whir

noun

1 whir

Sound of something in rapid motion:
— Whir of a bird's wings.
— The whir of the propellers.

synonyms: birr, whirr, whirring.

Roget 312: rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration; volutation, circination, turbination, ... show more

Polish: furkot



verb

1 whir

Make a soft swishing sound:
— The motor whirred.

synonyms: birr, purr, whirr, whiz, whizz.

Dutch: snorren, spinnen, suizelen, suizen


Moby thesaurus: angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, axial motion, birr, bombilate, bombinate, boom, bowling, bum, burr, buzz, centrifugation, circulation, circumgyration, circumrotation, drone, full circle, gyration, hum ... show more.

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